Protesting contract workers under the Outsourcing Must Fall banner have given universities in South Africa until Friday to address their grievances.
The movement wants universities to end outsourcing of services such as cleaning and security.
“I’m fighting for my right. First thing, these salaries are not enough. I’m working everyday, I have wife and child and everything, R 2, 500 is nothing to me. I have parents, I have my father, my mother and R 2, 500 it makes nothing. At least R 8, 000 or R 10,000 can make sense,” said Lindokuhle Twala, a protesting worker.
The workers are currently getting paid a salary of about R2 000 a month and are agitating for a minimum wage of R10 000 per month.
The Outsourcing Must Fall committee says it will fight until their demands are met.